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Latest Parish News Oct 13, 2023

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Parish excursion – Cathedral

We still need to fill 15 more seats for our Parish Excursion to the Cathedral. This is our final call before we leave this Tuesday morning (17 October). The Cathedral community have prepared a Morning Tea for us as soon as we arrive and then we’ll go into the proceedings of the day. Prices are $25 per person and the bus will leave at 8:30am from St Peter’s Coolum, and then from Stella Maris, Maroochydore at 9.00am.


Book of Remembrance

November is the month that we traditionally remember and pray for our deceased loved ones and those who have gone before us marked by the sign of faith. We start the month with the two great feasts – All Saints on 1 November, immediately followed by All Souls the following day. At the entrance to all our churches this weekend you will discover our Parish Book of Remembrance. In preparation for November you are invited to inscribe in the Book of Remembrance the names of your deceased family members and friends and during the month they will be the focus of our prayers.



Celebrating and Remembering

We welcome into God’s Family, the Church, Mason Kearns, Stella Harvey, Ari Harvey, Benjamin Phasawat and Jamie Phasawat who will be baptised this weekend in our Parish. We also welcome Alek Whiteley, Georgia Whiteley, and Lauren Reilly who have been journeying through the RCIA program, and are being fully initiated into the Catholic Church this weekend.
We prayerfully remember all those who have died, especially John Roberts whose funeral will be on Friday 20 October.
May the souls of all our departed priests, religious, parishioners and family members, through the rich mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

Annual Memorial Mass

On Thursday 2 November, All Souls Day, there will be an additional Mass to remember the deceased of our parish, especially those who have died in the last 12 months. This will be held at 9.00am in Stella Maris Church, Maroochydore, and will be followed by a morning tea – you are invited to bring a plate to share. Everyone is welcome.



2024 Publications


We now have some copies of next year’s publications. If you’re interested in getting a copy of one of these books please visit the Parish Office. We’re limited to the amount of stock we have, so get in quickly before it goes.

Break Open The Word: $10

Columban Calendar: $10

God’s Word: $17


Advent program booklets – coming soon: $6




Evangelisation Coordinator (Caloundra Parish)


Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Parish is looking to hire an Evangelisation Coordinator. The focus of the role is the creation of an evangelisation pathway and the sustainable and coordinated implementation of the Parish’s Strategic Plan. This role offers flexible hours (part-time), and is a leadership position within the parish in collaboration with the parish clergy and senior leadership team. If you are interested, please take a look at the role or call their parish office for more information 5430 9390.


John Canavan – Divine Mercy talk

Director of Divine Mercy Publications in Australia, Mr John Canavan, experienced a profound conversion back to the Catholic faith in 1989. He worked for many years as an R-rated comedian, and after having seen an image of the Merciful Jesus, was deeply moved to spread the message of Divine Mercy throughout Australia. He will come to our Parish on 26 October at 6.00pm. His talk will take place at Stella Maris Church, Maroochydore. Come along and listen to his experience.


Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition

An exhibition of Eucharistic Miracles will be on display in the Function Room on the weekend of 21-22 October. Across the world, Catholics have seen a renewal in Eucharistic Adoration/Devotion.

The story of Blessed Carlo Acutis will feature. For more information Google searchCarlo Acutis.’ The exhibition will be open on Saturday 21 October from 12noon to 6.30pm, and on Sunday 22 October from 7.30am to 5pm – in the Function Room at Stella Maris Church, Maroochydore.



Save the date – Parish Women’s Retreat


Calling on all women of the Parish to join in this new and exciting movement aimed at connecting women of faith. Women are invited to save the date of 25 November for a full day retreat at Stella Maris Primary School.

More details will come soon.


Men Alive weekend

Thank you to all those who participated in the Men Alive weekend. Here’s what some of the men said.

“Enlightening; a new way of seeing Christ from a different perspective.”

“Great input for me when I needed it, particularly in regards to relationship with my wife.”

“Great leadership, felt very supported and challenged.”

Keep your eyes peeled for any follow-up events coming soon.




Month of the Holy Rosary

October is the month of the Holy Rosary.  An invitation from the community at St Peter’s to join in their rosary before the 8:30 am Mass on Thursdays and the 2.00pm rosary at Stella Maris Church every Thursday.


Prison Ministry 

Prison Ministry is a wonderful opportunity to live out the call to ‘visit the imprisoned’ as given to us in the scriptures. There are still opportunities available to sign up for Prison Ministry. Ministers would visit inmates at Woodford Correctional Centre on Fridays. If you’re free and would like to be part of this ministry, contact Fr Will at the Parish Office.

Prison ministry can be daunting at first, but picks up on the Gospel imperative to seek out the lost and lonely, ‘when i was in prison, you visited me’ (Mt 25:36).


Sounds of celebration

Come along to the ‘Sounds of Celebration’ fundraiser at St Peter’s Church Coolum on 12 November. This event is a fundraiser for the St Vincent de Paul Society (Coolum) conference. Tickets are on sale for $15 per person. There will be music from the ‘Waves of Harmony’ choir and some of our student’s choirs will be present. Come along and support this great initiative and raise funds for the good work that the St Vincent de Paul Society does in the area.




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